Endeavour Given “Go” for Deorbit Burn

Mission Control Capcom Barry Wilmore gave space shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly a "go" for the deorbit burn. The shuttle’s two Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) engines will fire at 1:29 a.m. EDT for two minutes, 38 seconds and slow Endeavour by 201 miles per hour. Landing is expected at 2:35 a.m. at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, runway 15.

You can track Endeavour during landing in Google Earth using real-time data from Mission Control: http://bit.ly/lw9VCg

Weather is observed and forecast “go.”



Space shuttle Atlantis now is about half way complete with its move from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A.

Currently, the crawler-transporter (CT) with Atlantis and its mobile launcher platform on top is temporarily stopped to allow technicians to preemptively grease some bearings in the CT that were starting to heat up. The rollout will resume shortly.

Atlantis is expected to be secured on the launch pad about 3:30 a.m. EDT.

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